Rock for a Remedy

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Rock for a Remedy (RFAR) is a non-profit organization based in the United States, established in 2003.[1] RFAR partners with local food relief organizations and national touring artists to both gather food/monetary donations and encourage youth and adults to better their communities through charitable efforts. Food drives at tour stops directly benefit the local communities where the concert is taking place. Some food banks that have been supported include: Northeast Iowa Food Bank[2] and the Capital Area Food Bank.[3] Artists who have worked with Rock for a Remedy include Matt Nathanson,[4] Guster,[3] and Brett Dennen.[5]

Rock for a Remedy (RFAR) is a non-profit bringing together socially conscious musicians and their civic-minded fans via food drives all across North America, with all donations given to area food banks in local communities. Audiences have passionately responded to the food drive revolution, providing the nearly 80 tons of food and several thousands of dollars over RFAR’s history. Each food drive directly benefits the community in which the concert is held.

Summer 2007: Rock for a Remedy has engaged in its first tour with Dave Matthews Band and will be on the duration of the tour.
Summer 2009: Rock for a Remedy has partnered with the Indigo Girls and will be at each tour stop throughout the summer.

Over the years, participating artists have included: Guster, Dispatch, Blues Traveler, Brett Dennen, Barenaked Ladies, Maroon 5, Gavin Degraw, Tristan Prettyman, O.A.R., Matt Nathanson, Damien Rice, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, State Radio, Train, Matt York, Jason Mraz, Third Eye Blind, Mieka Pauley, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Ray, LaMontagne, Chad Perrone, The Ting Tings, Indigo Girls.


  1. ^ "Rock For A Remedy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-30. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Northeast Iowa Food Bank". Archived from the original on 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ a b William Mills (April 12, 2007). "Ted Leo, Guster, Eastern European Painting Now, Austin Ballet's 'The Taming of the Shrew'". Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ " News". Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Food Drive at Brett Dennen Feb 3 show!". January 15, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 

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